All About Light: Week 7

15 Dec

All About Light is a weekly photography project by two friends who met virtually while working on their respective Project 365s in 2013-2014. We quickly realized that we enjoyed each other’s photos and always looked forward to seeing what the other one shared. Since we both have a love for the genre of street photography, we found ourselves capturing intriguing signage in unexpected places and laughed about who might get the next best shot of a crazy sign. After finishing our Project 365, we decided to take on a weekly project to study the use of light and learn about ways to improve our photography by focusing on different light sources. Each month we will focus on a different source of light in our photos. We hope you enjoy what we capture as we learn all about light.

This little pen is more than a pen with a light at the tip. It’s a pen that makes me laugh every time I see it in the glass holder on my desk. The company that makes these pens sends me samples every few months with the name of my company completely butchered on the side. They typically call within a day or so of me receiving it and want to know how I liked the latest pen. Each time the pen is different and each time they have misspelled my company’s name. I told them the first time or two, but now it’s just humorous. So, whenever I receive a new one in the mail, I can’t wait to rip open the package and see their latest design and how poorly they spelled my company’s name. I have a small collection now, but this is the only one that has a light at the tip. Oh, and for the sake of reviewing the pen, the light is so bright that you can’t see what you’re writing with it. hah! I also don’t find myself in too many situations where I’d need a pen with a light. 😉

This month of shooting with artificial light has proven very challenging for both Beth and me. We prefer shooting in natural light, so hopefully next month’s photos will be more exciting. I’m definitely looking forward to our fourth week freebie next week. Stay tuned!


{Writing in the dark}

Beth of Beth Moses Photography and I became friends in 2013, while sharing our photos in a large group of Project 365ers online. As the year went on, we realized how much we had in common and even had a friendly competition of shooting odd signage and tagging the other one with “Your turn!”. Besides our shared interest in photographing everyday moments, we also share a passion for coffee and the south. I’m so glad I get to continue to share my thoughts on photography with Beth, and now, this project, too. Be sure to head over to her blog and check out her final artificial light shot for this month: Happy Buddha


Posted by on December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “All About Light: Week 7

  1. Mary

    December 21, 2014 at 6:38 am

    That’s hilarious. But very cool picture. I like the composition. Looking forward to next weeks!

  2. Beth

    December 16, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I love this! So clever!!


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